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Admiration and Rejection: In the beginning – Ba Reshit בְּרֵאשִׁית Genesis 1:1-6:8

In a week when the former Pope Benedikt calls Richard Dawkins a man of science fiction we can only marble by the arrogance that religion has shown across the board towards evolution. The story B’reshit to me is both testimony … Continue reading

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Earthquakes are supposedly God’s rage. Kol Ha Moeid Sukkot. Ezekiel 38:18-39

So natural phenomena are assigned to godly powers, which are instituted against the invasion of Gog’s troops: 38:18 “On that day when Gog attacks the land of Israel, the heat of my rage will boil over…..  I declare there shall … Continue reading

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Jonah and the Whale.

The story of Jonah is finally a story we can say is but a story for telling sake.  We know that there could never have been a whale swallowing a man, not the least spitting a person out.  Whilst to … Continue reading

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Moses dies וְזֹאת הַבְּרָכָה Ve Zot HaBeraha Deuteronomy 33:1-34:12

The story of Moses ends here.  He can see the land promised to his forefathers but not enter it.  Once he has seen the land he dies, aged 120 years. Mythology has it that we do not know his burial … Continue reading

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Re’he: ( רְאֵה ) Destroy those of other faiths in your land? Kill your family or friend?

You may look at those old texts of inspiration.  Little of that can be said of the passages in this weeks parasha, truly troublesome passages, which are showing clear bias and intolerance of others.  What’s more a licence to murder … Continue reading

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More rebellion! Num: 16:1- 18:32 Korach | קֹרַח

Not surprising, following the former chapters, even the biblical characters question Moses.  Korah, Abiram  and Dathan went to Moses and said:  You have gone too far!  We are all holy, why do you raise yourself above anyone else? “We will … Continue reading

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שְׁלַח-לְךָ Shlach L’cha Num. 13.1-15.41 Moses: Do as I say!

Emissaries are sent into the promised land by Moses to inspect it. After the emissaries return from their inspection of the promised land the message is mixed.  The first message is that the people who live there (Nephilim, Anakites) are … Continue reading

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